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about unemployment. >> rose: it has to do with -- >> what's happened is, i mean it's technology. but right now the stock markets are betting on what the future of the world looks like in a year and-a-half and by the way, they don't really care so much about unemployment per se. unemployment will get better but that's not the fundamental issue it's about profits. and compiesre figuring out clever ways to profit despite some of these other problems in the economy. >> rose: that an unjustified optimism do you think, simon. >> charlie i think it's all about the federal reserve which is ironic of course because the federal reserve messed up on pretty much over domain since 2007. but now the fed is more powerful than it's ever been in it's 100 year history and it's with regard to the asset prices and the unemployment picture and to the extent they contue to press on vario or back away from various dimensions of quantitative easing. the fed is driving asset prices, it's having this huge influence over the economy and the seven people on the board of governors of the federal reserve ha
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technologies am and the time was coming where we needed to spend less time building new things. and more time making the things we had built work well. and i was more interested in kind of building new things. and ultimately i think that i wasn't interested in the product my self. i think it is an amazing product, there are amazing people there. and i had hired people with experience in quantitative social science that i thought were much more motivated by the problem demand than i was. and i needed to just kind of clear a way for those people who were going to do a better job analyzing that data than i could. >> rose: your quote, the best minds of my generation think how they can make people click ads that sucks. >> you know, on my tombstone i think. >> rose: actually vance who wrote in bloomberg business week wrote about you said you might say hammerbacher is a conscientious objecter to the advance business of marketing-driven culture that now permeates tech and that's why he quit what he was doing. >> i wouldn't say that i quit because i was a conscientious objecter to the business model.
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in preventing iran from developing nuclear technology. i think it should assuage israelis who are concerned about this issue i wonder why-- and this seems to be part of the conversation in washington-- that israelis need an american president to show some deep emotional attachment to affirm their rootedness to israel. this is a strong society, a country that has done remarkable things over the course of its 65-year history. i'm not sure why an american president -- only four of the last ten or 11 presidents have gone to israel, why this is so important. the other thing that aaron said that let me disagree slightly with is barack obama doesn't want to be the first president to let the two-state solution slip away. i'm not sure that the two-state solution makes sense other than in washington policy discussions about the peace process. if you just look at what has been happening in israel, in jerusalem with regard to settlement construction in jerusalem around jerusalem in the west bank the structure of this conflict in which the israelis can't possibly give the palestinians what they require